Rules for the EurovisionSongContest drinking game:
* Rules during the singing:
** Drink whenever there is a [[TruckDriversGearChange key]] or tempo change
** Drink whenever there is a use of pyrotechnics/wind machine
** Drink whenever there is someone on stage of questionable gender.
** Drink whenever the projections are incorporated into the performance. (Thank Sweden 2015 for making this popular in 2016).
* Rules during the scoring:
** When the scores start to come in, someone has to call out which country they think will get 12 points from the current one; if correct, everyone but the caller takes a shot.
** Drink for every nil points.
Alternate rules from Finnish magazine City:
* Whenever a song contains more than one language, take a sip.
** If one of those languages is pronounced badly by the singer, take another sip for every badly pronounced language.
* Whenever a song is about world peace or friendship that unites nations, take a sip. (e.g. Israel's ''There Must Be Another Way'' from 2009, Georgia's ''Peace Will Come'' from 2008.)
* If the song panders to the gay audience, take a sip.
** If the song could end up in a drag queen's performance repertoire, take another sip. (Sweden's ''Invincible'' from 2006.)
* If the song is a joke or a "protest", take a sip.
** If you're not sure, take a sip anyway.
* If the song is a copy of last year's winning song, take a sip.
** If the song resembles ABBA, take an additional sip.
* If the song's title does not have actual words in it, take a sip. (Sweden's ''Diggi-loo, Diggi-ley'' from 1984, the Netherlands' ''Ding dinge dong'' from 1975.)
* If the performer changes outfits during the performance, take a sip. (Things like tearing away part of a dress or growing wings like Lordi in 2006 count.)
* If the last chorus goes up a key, take a sip.
* If the performer has a mustache or manly stubble, take a sip.
** Take an additional sip if said performer is a woman.
* If the dancers are in national costume, take a sip.
** If the performance resembles a tourism ad, take an additional sip. (Moldova's ''"Hora Din Moldova'' from 2009.)
* If the song contains an "ethnic" instrument, take a sip. Accordion and pan flute count as ethnic instruments.
* If the performance contains excessive amounts of wind machine use, take a sip. (Sweden's ''Invincible'' and Albania's ''Zemren E Lame Peng'' from 2006, Azerbaijan's ''Always'' and Croatia's ''Lijepa Tena'' from 2009.)
* If the female singer's eyebrows are noticeably darker than her hair, take a sip.
* If the singer has whitened teeth, take a sip.
* Whenever the hosts have changed outfits between performances, take a sip.
* If Ireland performs a ballad, take a sip.
* If Malta performs a power ballad, take a sip. (''The One That I Love'' from 1998, ''Angel'' from 2005, ''What If We'' from 2009.)
* If a song from a country that was formerly part of Yugoslavia is melancholy, take a sip.
* If a song from a country in the Balkans contains the word "Balkan", take a sip. (Macedonia's ''Mojot Svet'' from 2007, Romania's ''The Balkan Girls'' from 2009, Serbia's ''Ovo Je Balkan'' from 2010.)
* If a Greek male performer or dancer shows off large amounts of pectoral muscle, take a sip. (''Shake It'' from 2004, ''My Number One'' from 2005, ''This Is Our Night'' from 2009, ''Opa!'' from 2010...)
** If said Greek performer or dancer has massive chest hair, take another sip.
* If a country gives another country 12 points for geographical or political reasons, take a sip.
Additional Rules by the British:
* If you're fairly confident the song is in English but can't understand a thing, drink until you can.
** If you're not sure, do it anyway.
* If a country's "postcard" is cringeworthy and/or your national commentator says yours is so much better, take a sip.
* Drink every time you see your country's flag.
* Take a sip for every point the United Kingdom get.
** Or Azerbaijan, if you actually want a drink.
** Or for how many places you are above UK or below Azerbaijan.
** How many places the UK are above Germany (and France).
* A sip for every terrible joke and/or allusion to host country's failure/success.
* Drink whenever The War is strategically avoided being mentioned (you will notice when this happens).
* If you can guess who Spain and Moldova will give points to, everyone else drinks.
* Sip whenever you notice the British really aren't taking this whole thing seriously.
** Down the thing if ''the hosts'' notice the British aren't taking it seriously.
* Sip when Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Belarus give each other top points.
** Or when they don't, if you plan to re-watch 2014's.
** When Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Holland give each other top points.
* Drink when someone (including in the room with you) boos at who gets points.
* Sip for each song more reliant on performance than song.
** And each song that sounds weirdly familiar.
** And each that puts a kid in the room to sleep.
* Finish your drink if you hate the song that's favourite to win.
** And again if it wins.
** Or if you hate the song which wins.
* Celebratory drinks if your country wins.
** Congratulatory drinks if the UK wins!
* A country ends with ''nil points''.
** Twice if it's not France/Spain/UK.
* Sip each time you think a country's giving top points to UK, but they're saying 'Ukraine'.
** Drink twice if you think they're giving 12 points Ukraine and they're actually giving them to the UK.
* Drink every time your country sends in an act suspiciously similar to a previous winning song from your country.